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Interest Rates on Bank Deposits and Loans: August 2017

04/10/2017 - Press Releases

1. INTEREST RATES ON EURO-DENOMINATED NEW DEPOSITS AND LOANS

In August 2017, the overall weighted average interest rate on new deposits remained unchanged, while the average interest rate on new loans increased. The interest rate spread* between loan and deposit rates increased to 4.53 percentage points, from 4.44 points in the previous month (see Table 1).

The overall weighted average interest rate on all new deposits stood at 0.29%, unchanged from the previous month. In particular, the average interest rate on overnight deposits placed by households remained unchanged at 0.09%, while the average interest rate on overnight deposits placed by non-financial corporations remained also unchanged, at 0.14%. The average interest rate on deposits from households with an agreed maturity of up to 1 year remained almost unchanged at 0.62% compared to the previous month.

The overall weighted average interest rate on all new loans to households and corporations increased by 9 basis points to 4.82%.

More specifically, the average interest rate on consumer loans without a defined maturity (a category which comprises credit cards, open account loans and overdrafts) remained almost unchanged at 14.34%. The average interest rate on consumer loans with a defined maturity at a floating rate (1) remained also almost unchanged at 8.52%.

The average interest rate on corporate loans without a defined maturity decreased by 3 basis points to 5.42% from 5.45%, in the previous month. Τhe corresponding rate on loans to sole proprietors also decreased by 3 basis points to 7.06% from 7.09% in the previous month.

The average interest rate on corporate loans with a defined maturity at a floating rate (1) remained almost unchanged at 4.33%. In particular, the rate on loans of up to €250,000 increased by 6 basis points to 5.33%, on loans of over €250,000 and up to €1 million increased by 10 basis points to 4.91%, while the rate on loans of over €1 million remained unchanged at 4.23%. Finally, the average interest rate on housing loans at a floating rate increased by 16 basis points to 2.81%.

2. INTEREST RATES ON OUTSTANDING AMOUNTS OF EURO-DENOMINATED DEPOSITS AND LOANS

In August 2017, the overall weighted average interest rate on the outstanding amounts of all deposits remained almost unchanged, while the corresponding rate on loans decreased. The spread* between loan and deposit rates decreased to 4.28 percentage points from 4.32 points in the previous month (see Table 2).

In more detail, the overall weighted average interest rate on the outstanding amounts of all deposits (including overnight deposits) remained almost unchanged at 0.31%, while the corresponding rate on all loans decreased by 3 basis point to 4.59%, compared to the previous month.

In particular, the average interest rate on the outstanding amounts of deposits with an agreed maturity of up to 2 years placed by households stood at 0.63%, unchanged from the previous month. The average interest rate on the outstanding amounts of deposits with an agreed maturity of up to 2 years placed by non-financial corporations stood at 0.76%, almost unchanged from the previous month. The average interest rate on the outstanding amounts of housing loans with over 5 years’ maturity stood at 2.36%, unchanged from the previous month. The corresponding rate on corporate loans remained almost unchanged at 3.72%, and the rate on loans to sole proprietors stood at 4.98% also almost unchanged from the previous month.

Table 1: Average interest rates on new euro-denominated deposits and loans

 

 

June 2017

July 2017

August 2017

DEPOSITS

Overnight from households

0.09

0.09

0.09

Overnight from non-financial corporations

0.14

0.14

0.14

From households with an agreed maturity of up to 1 year

0.61

0.63

0.62

Overall weighted average rate on all deposits

0.29

0.29

0.29

LOANS

Consumer without a defined maturity

14.39

14.36

14.34

Corporate without a defined maturity

5.49

5.45

5.42

To sole proprietors without a defined maturity

7.17

7.09

7.06

Consumer at a floating rate1

8.06

8.49

8.52

Corporate with a fixed maturity at a floating rate1:

3.86

4.34

4.33

-amounts of up to €250.000

5.27

5.27

5.33

-amounts of over €250.000 and up to €1 million

4.88

4.81

4.91

-amounts of over €1 million

3.55

4.23

4.23

Housing at a floating rate1

2.78

2.65

2.81

Overall weighted average rate on all loans

4.56

4.73

4.82

Interest rate spread*

4.27

4.44

4.53

Table 2: Average interest rates on outstanding amounts of euro-denominated deposits and loans

 

 

 

June 2017

July 2017

August 2017

 

DEPOSITS

From households with an agreed maturity of up to 2 years

0.64

0.63

0.63

 

From non-financial corporations with an agreed maturity of up to 2 years

0.79

0.75

0.76

 

Overall weighted average rate on all deposits**

0.30

0.30

0.31

 

LOANS

Housing with over 5 years’ maturity

2.39

2.36

2.36

 

Corporate with over 5 years’ maturity

3.79

3.73

3.72

 

To sole proprietors with over 5 years’ maturity

5.00

5.00

4.98

 

Overall weighted average rate on all loans

4.66

4.62

4.59

 

Interest rate spread*

4.36

4.32

4.28

 

The complete data set of bank deposit and loan interest rates are published on the website of the Bank of Greece and can be accessed here.

Note: The next Press Release on “Interest Rates on Bank Deposits and Loans” for September 2017 will be published on 3 November 2017.

 *The interest rate spread is the difference between the overall weighted average rate on all loans and the overall weighted average rate on all deposits.
**For the calculation of the overall weighted average rate on all deposits the overnight deposits are also taken into account.

(1) Loans at a floating rate comprise also loans with an initial rate fixation period of up to one year.


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